Project Engineer (Heat Pump)

Date: Feb 18, 2024

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37087

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

AOS/Lebanon, TN

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.8 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology.

Our Commercial Product Engineering team develops Commercial Water Heaters, a category where we are the industry leader with over 50% market share. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people

Primary Function

 

We are looking for a Sr. Project Engineer – New Product Development (Heat Pump) to join our team that will be located at our Heat Pump Engineering Center of Excellence in Lebanon, Tennessee.

 

What is unique about this role?

  • Work on latest technologies and develop heat pump water heater
  • The ability to own Engineering projects from concept to manufacturing
  • We have support throughout the Engineering process with our Simulation team, CAD Design team, and Lab Tech team
  • Company growth and a defined career ladder allows our Engineers to move up a Technical Expert path or a management path

Responsibilities

  • Manages all aspects of a complex and significant engineering project, from start to finish, so that it is completed on time and within budget.
  • Applies engineering standards/procedures and provides advice on challenges within the engineering field.
  • Ability to balance/ prioritize and handle multiple projects when needed
  • Be a great team player and effective in accomplishing group tasks and brainstorming activities
  • Effectively communicate technical material to internal business units and other cross functions.
  • Provide detailed test programs/plans and guidance to assigned Lab and CAD personnel.
  • Conductance, documentation, and evaluation of product specific tests
  • Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, agency requirements and customer needs/expectations
  • Coordinate activities to efficiently resolve technical developments, rescheduling issues, and engineering design and test problems as they arise.
  • Request /evaluate and approve product design changes, specifications, and drawing releases through PCP (Product changes processes in SAP system)
  • Interact with other Engineering Staff to provide input regarding areas of your expertise.
  • Prepare project expense estimates and control expenditures within the limitations of the project budget.
  • Supports field service engineering, respond to field questions, and incorporate improvement in future products
  • Conduct yourself professionally in accordance with AOS values

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field plus 5 years of experience (OR) Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field plus 3 years of experience (OR) Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years of Refrigerant Cycle experience dealing with HVAC air conditioning systems and/or heat pumps.
  • Detailed understanding of HVAC system functions including refrigeration, heat transfer, airflow, and ventilation
  • Experience with application of various components used within HVAC systems such as evaporator coils, compressors, condensers, and fans.
  • Air conditioning and/or Heat Pump design and hands on testing experience.
  • Experience with Design/simulation/analysis tools such as Solidworks, LabVIEW, EES, CFD, FEA and ERP software (SAP or similar).
  • Excellent analytical skills for reviewing costs and preparing budget reports
  • Great communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to travel 10 - 15% for product testing at other sites, review of field installations, and to attend meetings with other A. O. Smith Engineering teams.

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We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.


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